Fang Xuanjun 1 Wu Weiren 2 1 Hainan Provincial Institute of Tropical Agricultural Resources, Sanya, 572025 2 College of Crop Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, 350002
The term of selection generally refers to selecting the required genotypes in a population, which is one of the most important procedures in the breeding program. In conventional breeding, the genotypes usually deduced dependent on the phenotype selection, definitely it is more effective for quality characters controlled by oligogenes but not for quantitative characters controlled by polygenes. With the rapidly development of the modern molecular biology, it has more possibilities that the genotypes could be identified directly by molecular selection approaches. In this paper, the principles, methodologies and applications of molecular selection have been summarized, and the problems and potential prospects of molecular selection have been also discussed.
【CateGory Index】： S33